It also showed that after he returned from a trip out to buy food that night, he had gone upstairs after he pretended to find his wife’s stricken body, dashing into a bedroom to hide the house’s CCTV hard-drive.Research of Jessica Patel’s health app showed her handset moved 14 steps at 7.44pm – the exact time Patel left her lifeless body and fled the house to create an alibi.He claimed his wife was still alive when he ventured out, but his story crumbled when the app showed her phone remained motionless outside the couple’s Middlesbrough home until 8.40pm that night. That was when a police officer picked it up near their front door, where it had been left by Patel to make it look like it had been dumped by an intruder.The jury unanimously found Patel guilty. The judge told him: “You have been convicted by the jury and you will be sentenced to life imprisonment and that will happen tomorrow morning.” Mitesh Patel ransacked the home to make it look like an intruder had been in the house A pharmacist was found guilty of murdering his wife after an iPhone app allowed the police to track his movements while she lay motionless in their home. Mitesh Patel, 37, injected his wife Jessica with insulin and strangled her with a Tesco bag at their Middlesbrough home, then staged a break-in to make it look like an intruder had attacked her and bound her with tape.The couple ran a successful pharmacy together but their marriage was unhappy, with the husband repeatedly seeking sex with men he met on the Grindr dating app.And he was secretly in a relationship with Dr Amit Patel, his “soulmate”, who had emigrated to Sydney and with whom he hoped to bring up his and Jessica’s IVF baby after her death.The court heard Patel stood to profit from his wife’s death to the tune of £2 million from insurance policies.The husband was convicted of her murder at Teesside Crown Court after the jury heard that Patel had made internet searches dating back years, including “I need to kill my wife”, “insulin overdose”, “hiring hitman UK” and “how much methadone will kill you?” The court heard that a health app helped convict him in what was thought to be a legal first in the UK. After his arrest, police seized Patel’s handset and downloaded critical information. The health app uses motion processors in the phone to monitor a user’s steps and when the handset is taken up a flight of stairs, and that evidence was used in court to show the killer’s movements around his home, going upstairs to ransack rooms to stage a break-in after he had strangled his wife, 34, in the living room. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.